17,620 companies formed

UK  900,006 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

Kent company formations rise by nearly 3% in 2023

Kent had a successful year for company formations in 2023, with 17,620 new companies incorporated in the county – a rise of 9.4% on 2022’s figure. This brought the total number of companies registered in Kent to 133,898, a modest rise of 2.8% on 2022’s figure. This is due to a slightly higher number of company dissolutions than over the past two years – 14,559 businesses were wound up in Kent over the year, which has somewhat hampered the growth figures. All in all, a strong performance from Kent’s entrepreneurs, leading to rather muted growth figures due to a high number of companies closing their doors.

Our infographic of 2023 company incorporation activity in Kent gives further details about companies formed in the county during the year and how it compares with the performance of other counties in England.

If you’d like to start a new company in Kent, you’ll find our simple online company registration service helpful.